Updates

Birdwell now in different office at the Capitol

December 20, 2014
The 84th Legislative session will soon begin, and state Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and his staff will be in a different office – E1.706. The office better meets the needs of his staff, he said in a “Pre-Session Capitol Update” sent via email. The office in the same part of the Capitol as his former office – in fact, it’s even in the same hallway, he noted. According to the newsletter, the mailing addresses and phone numbers for Birdwell and his staff will remain the same.

Granbury man charged with felony theft

December 20, 2014
Brandon Neil Cobbs, 23, of the 1400 block of Lauren Lane, Granbury, was arrested on Dec. 16 and charged with felony theft of property less than $1,500, two or more previous convictions, enhanced, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Booth recognized for dedicated service

December 20, 2014
Mary Booth, general manager/membership director, was recognized for 10 years of service with the Granbury Chamber of Commerce at the recent monthly luncheon. Sean Mitchell entertained at the luncheon. Chamber members were reminded of the annual awards banquet coming up in February.

Christmas dinners will be given Sunday, Dec. 21

December 20, 2014
Free Christmas dinners will be given by the Granbury Church of Christ on Sunday, Dec. 21. The 500 boxes of food will given first come, first served, from 1-4 p.m. at the church, 1905 W. Pearl St. Punch and cookies will be served.

Sky Harbour woman faces felony drug charge

December 20, 2014
Victoria Dawn Brown, 25, of the 2800 block of Pluto Court, Sky Harbour, was arrested on Dec. 16 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Possible robbery behind Opera House

December 19, 2014
A robbery at the restrooms behind Granbury Opera House around 4:30 p.m.on Wednesday was listed on an incident report from the Hood County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being investigated by the Granbury Police Department. “Apparently they know each other, and we are trying to determine exactly what we have; it might not be a robbery situation,” Granbury police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said.

Traffic stop turns into foot chase

December 19, 2014
A man took off running after he was pulled over by a Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputy for a traffic stop on Tree Drive in Comanche Cove Friday morning, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. The man was arrested after a foot chase through a wooded area and charged with misdemeanor evading arrest and driving with license invalid, Rose said. Two children were in the vehicle and turned over to Child Protective Services, Rose added.

Bethlehem Live at Tolar Baptist Church Friday and Saturday

December 19, 2014
Bethlehem Live will be open to the pubic at Tolar Baptist Church Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20.The event features a hayride through scenes with actors and animals, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. both nights.

Sports Updates

GHS boys top Burleson; girls lose

December 19, 2014
District 8-5A basketball play began tonight for the Granbury Pirates at Burleson High with a 64-53 victory on the road. The GHS Lady Pirates lost to Burleson, 49-35. The Pirates had been idle since taking home third place from the Van Griffith Kia Basketball Classic on Dec. 13. Tonight’s win moved them to 12-2 overall and 1-0 in district. Coach Steve Schmidt’s Lady Pirates slipped to 0-2 in district and 5-11 overall.

Lipan girls win, boys lose in Petrolia

December 19, 2014
Lipan’s second-ranked girls basketball team won a 72-28 nondistrict decision over Petrolia on the road Friday night. In the boys game, Petrolia took a 68-40 win.

CCA boys win, girls fall against St. Paul Academy

December 19, 2014
The Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy girls basketball team lost a 42-33 decision at home Friday night to St. Paul Academy out of Arlington. The boys (6-3), also playing at home, defeated St. Paul, 78-36.

Tolar girls win second district game; boys top Rio Vista

December 19, 2014
The Tolar girls basketball team defeated Goldthwaite, 54-46, Friday night in a District 10-2A contest on the road, as they improved to 2-0 in district before starting the Christmas break. The boys, still in their nondistrict schedule, beat Rio Vista in a nondistrict game at home, 59-39.

Cornerstone teams fall to Azle Christian boys, girls

December 18, 2014
The Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy Lady Crusaders lost a 32-25 girls basketball decision to Azle Christian, and the CCA boys were outscored, 37-33, by Azle Thursday night at home in the Crossland school gym.

Waskom beats Newton, 41-22, in 3A, Div. II state final

December 18, 2014
Waskom defeated Newton tonight in Arlington, 41-22, to win the Class 3A, Div. II state football championship, featuring a coaching staff that includes both a former Granbury player and a former Granbury High School assistant coach. Jeremy Kubiak, a 34-year-old, 1999 Granbury High School graduate, along with former GHS assistant coach Greg Pearson, are assistant coaches for Waskom (15-1). Kubiak  is the offensive coordinator. This is Kubiak’s fourth season coaching at Waskom, which was 0-10 the season before he arrived. The team reached the state semifinals a year ago. Kubiak’s father, David Kubiak, is a former offensive coordinator for the Granbury football squad. Pearson was an assistant for the Pirates for several years, starting in the late 1990s.